Monthly Archives: July 2012

TCM Summer Under The Stars Blogathon: August 2012

A Month-long Blogathon Celebrating TCM’s Summer Under the Stars! I’m so excited to write this post about the upcoming TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon, co-hosted by… Jill Blake, known on your Twitter feed as @biscuitkitten, hosting on her blog … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Clara Bow

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Clara Bow, born July 29 in 1905! Zooey Deschanel, Emma Watson. Emma Stone. All have been described as the modern day “It” girl. But what is an “It” girl you ask? Well, an “It” … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: William Powell

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, William Powell, born July 29 in 1892! William Powell: Master of the Screwball Comedy. More so than Cary Grant, more so than Clark Gable, more so than James Stewart; in my humble opinion, Powell represents the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: James Cagney

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, James Cagney, born July 17 in 1899! Triple threat: Singer. Dancer. Actor. Once a staple in the Hollywood lexicon of classic stars — the ability to sing, dance, and act is sadly no longer … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Barbara Stanwyck

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend Barbara Stanwyck, born July 16 in 1907! ….. “I knew that after fourteen I’d have to earn my own living, but I was willing to do that … I’ve always been a little sorry … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Ginger Rogers

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Ginger Rogers, born July 16 in 1911! When I think of Ginger Rogers, I can’t help but think of Fred Astaire. Who doesn’t? The two are among the finest on-screen couples to ever grace … Continue reading

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Ernest Borgnine, 95, Passes Away

Ernest Borgnine: January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012 It is with much sadness that I have to write this sentence…Ernest Borgnine, 95 years old, passed away on July 8, 2012 due to kidney failure. I haven’t had much exposure … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: George Cukor

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, George Cukor, born July 7 in 1899! Woman’s Director. That is the title Hollywood bequeathed upon George Cukor, a title he of course resented. And, to be perfectly honest, I almost resent it, too. … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Elaine Stritch Part 3

Where Is She Now? Elaine Stritch was never one for the big screen, or the little screen, so a lot of her credits in those areas are limited. Since 2000, she has appeared in only 10 TV shows or movies. … Continue reading

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Fourth of July: A Classic Movie Salute to the American Spirit

Independence Day: Characters Count The fourth of July has become somewhat of a bittersweet holiday for me. Although the birth of our nation was founded on inclusive, democratic ideals, the current climate of the American political system can be, well, downright depressing. … Continue reading

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